It's hard to just pick a few comics or galas or shows that are simply must sees at this year's stacked and loaded Just For Laughs Festival. Chappelle of course, Colin Quinn's "Unconstitutional," 2 live Opie and Anthony shows, The Nasty Show, Funny As Hell tapings for Season 4. Marc Maron, Sarah Silverman, the list goes on and on. But one set of shows that leapt off the bill to me, is a pair of "Talk of the Fest" Showcases hosted by Roastmaster Jeff Ross. On July 26th, at 7 and 10Pm two completely different line ups, but most importantly, some of our best and TooFar.TV favourite Canadians side by side with top notch Yanks. On the 7PM show, my personal number 1 Canadian comedian, the constantly evolving Rob Pue. Literally every time I've seen Rob in the past five years he's put on a different show, always writing new material at a blistering pace. Always staying painfully honest and delightfully twisted, yet intelligent. This is a no-brainer. Rob will be joined by other top notch Canadians, including another TooFar fave, Jon Steinberg, one of the most unique voices in comedy, period. But the real treat on the 7PM show is definitely Steve Hughes. While he doesn't yet have the following in North America his comedy deserves, mark my words, in 2 years time we'll all be talking about Steve Hughes. I don't throw around comparisons to George Carlin lightly, but Hughes may just be the best comic to ever come out of Australia... and that includes Jim Jefferies... who may be one of the top 5 working comics on the planet. I'm not knocking Jefferies... Steve Hughes is just that good, and that underrated in North America. And then, on the 10PM show, TooFar friend and fave Bobby Mair Returning from his new home in England, continuing the long Canadian tradition of leaving and being quite successful somewhere else on the planet, Bobby is easily one of the most daring Canadian comics and it's great to see him being featured at JFL, representing the dark side. Watch this crazy heckler lady we caught him eviscerating right before leaving town. Either way, these shows are definitely worth checking out. Go support some of our nation's national treasures and catch the guy that I, three paragraphs ago, called "Australia's George Carlin." Not to mention some of the best boundary pushers from south of the border including Joe DeRosa, Brody Stephens, Burt Kreisher, Jake Johansson, Lee Camp and more.